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Adalla Kim

Adalla Kim is a reporter for Private Debt Investor, where she covers private debt investments across Asia Pacific. She joined from a Financial Times publication, having covered Korean institutional investments across asset classes and alternative investments in Asia Pacific. Before that, she was a Graduate Intern at Campbell Lutyens, a private equity and infrastructure advisory group headquartered in London. She has a bachelor’s degree in International Trade from Incheon National University and speaks Korean, English and Spanish.

Exploring China Huarong’s diminishing pursuit of NPL business

Industry sources are pondering why there has been a significant decline in the organisation’s NPL acquisition costs

Cov-lite loans push up tech companies down under

Who has been benefiting from covenant-lite leveraged loans from Australia this year?

Foreign investors are seeing increasing opportunities in China’s credit crisis

Following a period of loose credit in China, international investors are looking to snap up the wealth NPLs it has generated.

Foreign investors are seeing increasing opportunities in China’s credit crisis

Following a period of loose credit in China, international investors are looking to snap up the wealth NPLs it has generated.
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Behind Tikehau Capital’s Asia push

The Temasek-backed French asset manager is focusing on Japan in pursuit of partnerships and a new LP base.

Ask the investors: how to budget for risks

Here are our findings on selective Korean and Japanese investors’ risk appetites and favoured sub-strategies for the asset class this year.

EMPEA survey: private credit strategies in emerging markets seek mispricing of risk

Organisation finds emerging market strategies to have lower leverage levels and higher targeted returns than those aimed at established jurisdictions.

Japan: A hot place for infra debt managers

Infrastructure debt continues to attract conservative but income-seeking Japanese institutions like Dai-ichi Life Insurance and Development Bank of Japan

South Korea: the end of the infra spree?

Korean insurers are making changes as they see diminishing returns from infrastructure debt.

South Korea’s POBA: what it wants and why

Chief investment officer Dong-Hun Jang tells PDI that the Public Officials Benefit Association is looking at niche private debt strategies and real estate debt in the US as seeks additional ‘control and ownership’.
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